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Important Update 7/16/20

Drop-in volunteer orientations are canceled until further notice. Limited volunteer shifts are available at our 730 Polk St. location in San Francisco. Please visit our Volunteer Hot Spots Page for more information.

  • We are following strict social distancing guidelines, and each shift has limited space.
  • We are asking volunteers that are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 or that live/work with people that are at high risk, to stay at home until the shelter-in-space order has been lifted.
  • Volunteers must commit to at least one shift per week, for the next three months.
  • Masks or cloth face coverings are required. 


Volunteer orientations are canceled until further notice. If you are interested in volunteering to help fill our most urgent volunteer needs, please sign-up here.

If you are interested in scheduling a weekly volunteer shift:

  • Attend a New Volunteer Training session. These 90 minute sessions are held every Wednesday at 6pm in our office at 730 Polk St. 
  • Bring a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test to the training. This is required before you can begin your first volunteer shift. 
  • Please be ready to make a 3 month commitment. For students, we ask you to commit to volunteering for 40 hours during one semester. Please have your calendar ready and be prepared to sign up for your committed shift the night of your training. 
  • For safety reasons, you must be at least 15 years old to volunteer in our kitchen, grocery center, or special events. 

YOUR FIRST STEP › Click here to register for our New Volunteer Training

Weekly volunteer opportunities:

  • Kitchen: Help us prepare meals by peeling and chopping vegetables, preparing food for cooking, and packaging meals for clients. We also have shifts on our clean-up crew. Learn more.
  • Grocery Center: Help sort and pack food in our warehouse, or help clients get their weekly groceries. Learn more.
  • Delivery: Deliver meals with love. Deliveries can be done alone or in pairs, walking or by car. On-call positions are also available. Learn more.
  • Community Nutrition Program: Serve lunch to seniors and adults with disabilites. Help create an inviting atmosphere for our neighbors by serving meals with a smile. Learn more.
  • Special Events: Lend a hand at our fundraising events, including food festivals, concerts and fashion shows. Learn more.
  • Administrative Support: Help with data entry, answering phones and other office support. Learn more.


1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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